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for defense secretary chuck hagel testified in his confirmation hearings on capitol hill. hagel was in the spotlight, but it was bush's war in iraq that was really on trial. conservativ conservative conservatives despise hegel, but they despise him because of the iraq war. they fear hegel because he's a warrior, a vietnam vet with two purple hearts who knows how war should be fought and should not be fought and how war should be the last resort. >> in my 12 years in the senate, my one guiding principle on every security decision i've made and every vote i cast was always this, simply this. is our policy worthy of our troops and their families and the sacrifices that we asked them to make. >>> i saw it from the bottom. i saw what happens. i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. >> hagel seen the suffering, the horror of war up close. president obama wants him to help lead our country out of war and into peace. and, today, conservatives attacked him for it. >> senator hagel's record is deeply troubling and out of the mainstream. >> you continue to hold, i b
as a true center right kennedy. someone who's solid on fiscal matters, strong on defense, but plays down their social issues. someone with charisma. i'm talking about a ronald reagan for the 21st century. unlikely to find such a candidate. but unless they do, they're stuck in second place, nationally. they can't beat hillary clinton, that's for sure. not with the rogue elements they've got joining their huddle. not with the candidate that only reads the words well enough to get the nomination. but not well enough, did you notice to be picked as a president? that's "hardball." thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, for repeat's sake. did you hear the big news? the gop wants a republican renewal. get to the route of their grand problem. so let's see what they're offering. what's the take from their hero, paul ryan? i decided to not comment between the election and the inauguration. all of the statements and all of the comments needed me to believe that he's thinking more of a politica
to make sure the devastating cuts to defense would never occur. and he warned that nearly 44,000 jobs were at stake. now he's singing a different tune. >> it's almost like a hostage situation here. they're saying you've got to do it our way or we'll torpedo the economy and you, the president and your party, will be blamed for that. that is something like what had happened over the last couple years. the problem now is that the president just won the election. there's a long time for the economy to recover even if they succeed in injekting more contraction their effects spoo the economy by taking yet more government spending out of it. it's a very dangerous theory and it's not a long term growth prospect for the republican party to say we'll gain in popularity. >> and melissa, quickly, this obsession with spending cuts, everything that answers cut. what about having a good afternoon? >> cut. >> what about where we're going this evening? cut. look at the cut of session of republicans. >> we have worked all year to reduce our budget deficit and to cut spending. >> we have reduced the size and
or duty or patriotism is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense. >> we all watch our televisions and read our papers and go online and have our opinions of our politic officials, our leaders, even our pundits. but ultimately pop star michael jackson was right. he made a song i'm looking at the man in the mi
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